IRB Sevens World Series Japan in Tokyo 1 Apr 2012. Results Semi-Finals and Fixtures Finals.
So the first Sevens series in Tokyo is drawing to a close and we have had fun again, though not the razzmatazz of Hong Kong hopefully it will come. Perhaps the Japanese are to reserved to express themselves like some fans, it would have been good to see a full stadium now we are into the semis and finals as well.
Big surprise in the semis was the margin of the win for Australia over England. All the others went the way we expected so some exciting finals to come.
We have highlighted in bold our predictions for the winners. We cannot see Samoa letting it slip against Australia and New Zealand will take the third spot, having pushed Samao into extra time and a golden score in their semi.
33 11:56 SCOTLAND 21-19 RUSSIA SF Shield
34 12:18 JAPAN 17-24 KENYA SF Shield
35 12:40 FRANCE 26-15 HONG KONG SF Bowl
36 13:02 PORTUGAL 10-20 USA SF Bowl
37 13:24 SOUTH AFRICA 22-10WALES SF Plate
38 13:46 FIJI 21-14ARGENTINA SF Plate
39 14:08 ENGLAND 12-33AUSTRALIA SF Cup
40 14:30 SAMOA 17-12 NEW ZEALAND SF Cup
41 14:52 SCOTLAND v KENYA Final Shield
42 15:17 FRANCE v UNITED STATES Final Bowl
43 15:42 SOUTH AFRICA v FIJI Final Plate
44 16:07 ENGLAND v NEW ZEALAND Third Place
45 16:32 AUSTRALIA v SAMOA Final Cup